Welcome to Auckland Wine Trail
Tours, voted New Zealand's Best Wine Tours in both the 2010 & 2012
"TravellerVoted Awards" and winner of TripAdvisor's "Certificate Of
In August 2010 & 2012 tourism web site 'Rankers' announced it's
"TravellerVoted" Awards. These awards are decided on by tourists
entering reviews and ranking their experiences. We are delighted to
have been voted winners of "Best Wine Tour In New Zealand"
category two times now and thank all our guests who entered their
We are the original Auckland wine tasting tour offering you Auckland's
most experienced specialist wine guide on our small group,
personalised, Day & Half Day wine tours. 100% NZ owned &
operated. Our tours visit wineries & vineyards in the Kumeu, Huapai
& Waimauku (West Coast) wine area and the Matakana (East Coast)
We are also delighted to have been awarded a 'TripAdvisor' "Certificate
Of Excellence" for 2012. An award which also rewards the
consistent top ratings of our reviews from our customers... many thanks
to everyone for their great comments!
These days travellers rely greatly on the reviews & comments of
others on various web sites. I trust you'll be assured of both the
quality of our service and the wineries we visit if you take a look at
Look here to see more reviews of our tours, make
sure to come back!
by Wine Spectator...
"...of all the wine tours I've had this
is one of the most memorable, unsurpassed..."
Ferrer, Wine Spectator Magazine, New York
and small groups with limited time can relax in our comfortable,
modern, minicoach and enjoy New Zealand's wines and spectacular
sightseeing on a personally customised, guided wine tasting tour to
some of the Auckland region's finest vineyards.
" ...the best wine tasting tour I've
Arizabal, San Francisco
"...definitely the best day we had in New
Freier, Great Britain
"...I shall recommend to all I know..."
|See the rolling hills of our rural
countryside, the wild West Coast's Tasman Sea or the Pacific East
Coast, talk to the winemakers & sample their wines. Enjoy a
delicious main course, open menu, vineyard restaurant lunch (lunch
included in all day tours).
Purchase your favourite wines at true cellar door prices at some of New
Zealand's top, international medal winning, vineyards.
Most tours have no minimum number requirement. All tours include
central city door to door service, airport drop off at small extra
charge, flexible schedules and advice on duty limits and shipping wine
" ...perfect end to two great weeks in
"...my best New Zealand memory..."
"...thanks for making it so personal..."
Valentine, Diablo, USA
|Cruise Ship Wine Tours
have taken many people on our wine tasting tours who are visiting
Auckland on a cruise. We realise ships offer shore excursions but we
believe a local, specialist, guide and a small group tour is much
better value... and our prices, in NZ$$, are better value too! You're
picked up depending on where your ship ties up; on the steps of the
Hilton Hotel on Prince's Wharf (click here
for diagram) or Shed 10 on Queen's Wharf (click here
for diagram) or your city hotel, and returned there (on time or a
little early!) after your tour.
Tour pick up/departure & return times can be arranged to suit your
ship's schedule and we guarantee to get you back on time!
help you select your tour here is a brief explanation of the
differences between the two main regions we visit, Auckland's West
Coast, Kumeu, Huapai & Waimauku area and the East Coast's
is where NZ's wine industry was founded by pioneering settlers from the
Mediterranean coast of Croatia over 100 years ago. It is an area
steeped in local wine history and features many heritage wineries.
Wineries in this region source grapes from their own local vineyards in
the West Auckland area as well as New Zealand's other grape growing
regions including Marlborough & Central Otago in the South Island
and Hawke's Bay & Gisborne in the North Island.
This means they have a wide range of different types of grapes growing
in optimum conditions (soil types and climates) from which they produce
a wide variety of wine types, this is what we call the "New
Zealand wide wine tasting experience".
There is a wide selection of large, long established, wineries and
small to medium sized boutique wineries. With the most experienced wine
tour guide we customise your tour to your tastes and interests.
North East of Auckland, is one of New Zealand's newest and smallest
wine areas. All the wineries of Matakana are small, 'boutique',
producers growing a wide selection of grapes on their own local
'estate' vineyards including NZ's only Carmenere and our only winery
making exclusively Sangiovese & Dolcetto. There is also Pinot Gris,
Chardonnay, Voignier, Syrah (Shiraz), Cab' Sav', Merlot, Malbec, Cab'
Franc, Pinotage & Pinot Noir.
Ocean views, rivers, beaches & bays, beautiful countryside plus the
option of a range of interesting side trips feature along the way.
One of our
most popular day tours!
NZ$245pp ALL INCLUSIVE*
9.30am to approx’ 5.00pm
if you don’t have time for separate activities...combine a morning of
spectacular city views, rainforest, waterfalls & black-sand beach
sightseeing with a superb winery restaurant lunch & tastings
(included) and an afternoon indulging your tastebuds with wine tasting
at a selection of three West Coast wineries...
HERE FOR DETAILS
or Half Day wine & scenery options
Day Tour NZ$245pp ALL INCLUSIVE*
9.45am to approx' 5.00pm Half Day a.m. or p.m. NZ$115pp*
or Afternoon or Day Tour options. Amazing variety of excellent wines
inc' our world famous Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris,
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah & Malbec. A mix of NZ
classics & rarities.
Day Tour includes superb winery restaurant lunch...
CLICK HERE FOR
||Day Tour inc' wines, cheese, chocolate,
scenery, honey, art...
NZ$255pp ALL INCLUSIVE* 9.30am
to approx' 5.00pm
Matakana area is one of Auckland's best kept secrets... excellent
boutique wineries making exclusive, unique wines most only available at
these cellar doors. Tour includes 4 wineries, vineyard platter lunch,
cheese, chocolate, honey tasting, giant trees, art pottery
HERE FOR DETAILS
"Best-Of-Both-Worlds" Day Tour!
NZ$255pp ALL INCLUSIVE*
9.30am to approx' 5.00pm
Perfect if you can't decide
between West or East Coast tours...
combine them! In the morning you visit 2 West Coast wineries & the
Tasman Sea, then enjoy a cross-country drive to the East Coast for
vineyard platter lunch & tastings followed by 2 'boutique' Matakana
wineries in the afternoon. A great contrast of large and small wineries
& wine styles...
HERE FOR DETAILS
Half Day NZ$145pp ALL INCLUSIVE*
9.30am to approx' 1.15pm
Day Tour NZ$245pp* 9.30am to 5.00pm
Tour focusses on Villa Maria with a winery tour, wine tasting &
platter lunch. On the way you have spectacular 360 deg' city &
ocean views from top of "One-Tree- Hill" in historic, farm-like,
Cornwall Park. Return to the city or complete your afternoon with
tastings at a selection of three West Coast wineries on the Day Tour.
HERE FOR DETAILS
*All prices valid to Sept 30 2012
also extend our specialised service to Large Groups. Getting out of the
city and relaxing on a wine tasting tour is a great idea for an
out-of-the-office 'Team Building' activity, we have catered for
corporate functions, conference delegates & partners, social club
outings, anniversaries and family celebrations.
We can create a
half or full day tour, customised to your group's specific requirements
for almost any social event.
Click here to find out more
about our 'Large Groups' tours
of the places we can take you':
soljans.co.nz nobilo.co.nz matua.co.nz westbrook.co.nz
cooperscreek.co.nz twintotara.co.nz villamaria.co.nz hallertau.co.nz ransomwines.co.nz heronsflight.co.nz brickbay.co.nz plumerestaurant.co.nz hyperion-wines.co.nz ascensionvineyard.co.nz
omahabay.co.nz mahurangiriver.co.nz morrisandjames.co.nz
honeycentre.com puhoivalley.co.nz chocolatebrown.co.nz
Other places of interest:
winesofnz.com turangacreek.co.nz puririhills.co.nz rannach.co.nz
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